Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.4
4611 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Located on London’s enduringly desirable King’s Road, The Ivy Chelsea Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Chelsea.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, extensive terrace and garden*, orangery and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers tranquil al fresco dining all year and the perfect setting for any occasion.

Sample our all day menus and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting the area, and experience a taste of Ivy magic in another beautiful setting.

*Please note that our garden is open daily from 12pm to 10pm.
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K
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish cake always good nice atmosphere good service

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RK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

lovely restaurant but terrible service. I had informed the restaurant I am coming for a birthday and they had made notes to provide a cake and candle. On the day at the restaurant I had confirmed this yet it was not done. I asked at the restaurant and they then done it after we had eating mains and desert so a bit pointless really. terrible service. They served us and never came back to see if we needed anything and when we did we had to ask different people multiple times before being served.

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AZ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very good, the food was delicious, the staff very fast and professional.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Il locale è molto bello, il cibo è forse anche inferiore alla media inglese. I tavoli all’esterno (che sono l’unico motivo per cui andare) vengono assegnati a discrezione del personale.

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p
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Siamo venuti appositamente per mangiare la sogliola. Era presente nel menu ma al momento dell’ordine non ne avevano più. Questa è la seconda volta che succede.
Inoltre il servizio non è stato soddisfacente.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit in one week! Sat inside the second time and like the option that both are lovely. Service with Momo was beyond excellent!!! His attention and enthusiasm made it a very happy way to conclude our trip. Food was marvelous and the busy lively dining room post Ascot was fun and filled with a great variety of diners. Will return and recommend to other friends traveling to London.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great service. Food very good as well

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service v slow and then rushed re dessert.

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CT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and would recommend the ivy to friends. The food was fine and the atmosphere great, but it was the friendly, welcoming service that made the evening special.

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DG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful experience. We were lucky to have a garden table on a mild summer's evening. The surroundings are so pretty and comfortable. The food was delicious and plentiful. The desserts were delicious, the Cappuccino cake was so strongly flavoured like very strong black coffee which my husband loved and the Pistachio and raspberry ice cream Sundae is not to be missed! The drinks were good and not too expensive although the Angel's Share cocktail would benefit from a higher liquid to ice ratio! Can't wait for our next visit!

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GJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to The Ivy on Saturday 22nd June. Three course meal perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and served with style by the lovely waiter. We will definitely visit again soon.

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HM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a lovely meal - only complaint is that whilst we appreciate the restaurant is very busy one of the waiters (wearing a jacket) took our plates and glasses (hadn't even finished my drink) away almost the minute they were empty making us feel rushed and at the end said that they needed the table. Just a little spoiler in an otherwise enjoyable meal.

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JL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food, service and the restaurant is gorgeous! Very reasonable prices. Our drinks were delicious too. Can't wait to come back!

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very Beautiful Place! I strongly recommend for lunch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambiance and atmosphere.
Very beautifully decorated.
Guaranteed to have a nice meal.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I think is a really nice location but the food could be better. However it's difficult to proof I have been there since the Manager told me off because I was taking a video of the garden.

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GF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

WAITING FOR OUR TABLE FOR OVER AN HOUR. After we got our table service was very slow.

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n
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was really good, wish they said that outdoors were closed before 12PM. I assumed I was sitting outside since I booked outdoor seating at 11AM

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NS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply amazing! The flower display at the front is amazing coupled with the decor indoors. The service was second to none and our waiter was very attentive.
Portions great and food beautifully presented. Perfect for a birthday breakfast!

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A
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Even though the restaurant was amazing, the service was poor. We had to wait 45 minutes for our table. Our food came really late after. I had to wait 30 mins just to ask the waiter if I could get some extra sauces. We didn’t have anyone ask us if me and my friends were okay with our food.I had high expectations for the ivy but sadly was disappointed.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, gorgeous decor and attentive service. My only gripe is that we visited when the restaurant was fairly empty and we were placed uncomfortably close (as in right next to) to the only other person in our area and right next to the bar where there's the most foot traffic so it was very noisy and just unnecessary to cramp us in so much

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LW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting, very friendly staff but service very scratchy. Place settings missing, cutlery incomplete not once but every course, plates not cleared from starter when mains arrived, leaving us to pile up plates and empty glasses to clear space, my chips served to the wrong guest who then wolfed them down and declared then the best truffle chips she had ever had (I concurred - the two chips I did get to try were amazing!), drinks not refreshed and then erratically arriving leaving us all wondering whose drink was whose. Coffees not offered and when one guest had to grab another waiter to request one, it arrived stone cold. Food was very good, cocktails 3/5, not offered wine list or asked if we wanted wine, all just a little underwhelming. Service was nevertheless friendly and smiley across the board and the setting is quite beautiful. But we were looking for a meal with service to match the setting and it just wasn’t there, leaving us to keep grabbing passing waiters throughout the meal for missing plates, drinks, napkins. Very, very noisy!

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TZ
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing and such a beautiful setting to enjoy! However, our service was awful the waiter kept rolling his eyes at us and avoiding serving us, forgot several items we ordered and received the wrong drinks twice.. can’t fault the food but the waiters were awful

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Loud and crowded place
Waited 20 minutes for a table - although reserved upfront
Afternoon tea very little value for money

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MA
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our waiter did his best but the hostesses were haughty and snippy with lots of eyerolling. Food was cold and coffee came out after food. Waited 25 minutes before we were asked for our order/given the water we requested.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - wonderful

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NB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ivy Chelsea Garden is always busy. We were a group of 4 seated in the private dining room along with a much larger party. Service was much slower than usual as a result. I would have given the food a higher rating but two of our group has the miso cod - one portion was great, the other full of bones. We mentioned this to the maitre d who was apologetic and said the kitchen had screwed up. The cost of the dish was removed from the bill without any dispute - to the credit of all concerned. Overall, not the best evening I have had at The Ivy Chelsea Garden, but everyone makes mistakes from time to time. The customer focussed action of the staff saved the day - we will be back.

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HM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter excellent!!

Fabulous setting, lovely wine and loved the large rose bottle touch - very fun!

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g
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a beautiful table in the back garden. Sadly the garden closes at 10pm promptly and we weren't able to find another seat so we had to leave. This was not made clear to us at the beginning and we felt like we were being booted out. There were tables open for diners at 10pm - perhaps they should suggest that after 10pm, that garden diners are allowed to be seated at empty tables? The farewell is as important as the welcome - and The Ivy should be able to anticipate that this would happen and that they should try and accommodate existing guests.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Terrible service and food.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were exceptional. Made for a really nice afternoon

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GD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is absolutely amazing I cannot recommend enough.

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g
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Booked this for my finances birthday breakfast as a suprise . Upon arrival I was wished happy birthday (embarrassing). I even made special notes in my booking to say it was his birthday and if they could please bring out a little cake at the end, they didn’t do this so I just asked for the bill , I then got up and asked to speak to a manager . The manager listened to me and then tried to rectify the situation by offering to bring it in that moment and offered to take my coffee off my bill and service charge ( I didn’t feel this was good enough at all ) After waiting around 10 minutes upon arrival , to even get any service to start with. They got my order wrong twice and by the time my fiancé finished his food , mine arrived. It was not even tasty, my toast was burnt and covered in coriander which was not stated in the menu ( I don’t like coriander at all , and it’s very common for people not to like it ) I was so disappointed as I had heard such great things about this restaurant but will not be returning. The whole idea was for it to be a special treat to go there and it felt like I couldn’t wait to leave. Really disappointing.

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PM
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only booked one hour before
Excellent food choice and service
Great value for money with an extensive menu that would suit nearly everyone

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BB
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 1st Time in this Ivy and it was as good good as the Ivy cafe just a lot nicer inside

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IP
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming terrace and garden setting among real plants with fake flowers.

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous setting, food and service. Sat in the orangery section and will definitely visit again

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NG
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was good and I enjoyed myself. The only problem I faced was that my coat which was supposed to be hung up ended up on the floor when I was leaving and the staff did not even think about picking It up until I noticed myself it was on the floor.

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HE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was SUPER slow at weekday lunch, never had that before at other sittings. Food was nice , albeit chicken salad was a bit dry and overdone. The venue is stunning and atmosphere great which always makes up for it.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious, the service was good, & overall it was a positive experience. However the entrance/checking in/coatcheck area was far too small & cramped, leading to unacceptable delays in both arriving & departing, as well as being uncomfortable, awkward & giving very poor first & last impressions of the restaurant.

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